The Daelim Museum, founded by the Daelim Group, was first established in Daejeon in 1996 and later moved to Jongno, Seoul in 2002. The art gallery studies, analyzes, and presents modern art through the lens of photography and holds exhibitions centered around photo media.

The museum is located in the residential area of Tongui-dong, near the time-honored Gyeongbokgung Palace. The museum, which was designed by French architect, Vincent Cornu, and built by the Daelim Corporation, opened its door to the public in late May, 2002.

On the first floor, there is a garden, parking lot, reception desk, storage area, and conference room. On the second and third floor are offices and a 180-pyeong (approx. 595m²) exhibition hall consisting of small and large rooms, a long gallery, and a special high-ceilinged exhibition space. On the fourth floor, there is a seminar room that can seat up to 120 guests and a balcony with a beautiful view. From the balcony of the seminar room, you may enjoy a wide open view of Inwangsan Mt. and Bukhansan Mt. The stained glass panels (designed to reflect the beauty of Korean traditional cloth) and the scenic lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building add to the overall charm.

Above all else, the museum was designed with consideration of the photos, which are very sensitive to humidity, light, and temperature.



21, Jahamun-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]



Homepage: (Korean, English)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 

Adults 8,000 won
Teenagers 3,000 won
Children 2,000 won

* Discount prices apply for groups of 10 people, online members, seniors (ages 65 and older)
 and people with disabilities.





Gyeonggokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 4.



Additional Info


Industry Information: 

1) Balance between artistry and popularity
2) Introduction to Korea about the art of domestic and international photography
3) Regional art work support / Jazz Concert
4) Related program to Gyeongbokgung Palace


Foreign Language Intepretation Services: 

Pre-reservation required for English interpretation service
* Inquiries for group reservation and docent schedule: +82-2-720-0667


Info. Services for Koreans: 






General Overview: 



tel: +82-2-720-0667

zipcode: 03044

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-720-0667

parkingculture: Available

restdateculture: Mondays, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) Holidays

usetimeculture: 10:00-18:00
* Thursday & Saturday 10:00-20:00
* Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

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